What could of caused it?

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  1. Nessie

    Nessie Read Only Funster

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    We are looking at changing our motorhome to a Argos Burstner 747, but inside, mainly in the bed area above the cab there is a beading that goes between the roof and the wall, this is all cracked and broken. The dealer said they can replace this, but what could have caused it? Could it be heat or damp?

    Does anyone have experience of this? Is it an area for concern?
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    How old is it?
     
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    to me that would indicate the roof has leaked at some point and been repaired with new boards. once disturbed the trims tend to crack or split
     
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    Hi Jenny
    The van is a 57 plate.

    It is also in the back garage just on one side.

    Although we are buying from a dealer, we don't want any problems, and it is a lot of money!
     
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    Hi Nessie. If you are unsure. Don't do it !!!!! Look around to see if other dealers have one. Mistakes can prove costly. :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Walk away from it Pronto.
     
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    Please insist upon a damp test before buying this van.
    It may only be a superficial problem but you do not want it to be your problem.
    Is the dealer a Burstner agent? If they are then perhaps they are in a better position to evaluate the problem; their problem not yours.
    There are several Burstner 747's for sale in the UK... if in doubt; don't!
    Chelston are the nearest Burstner dealers to you, so it could pay you to have a look at other models to see if they have the same problems.

    Alan
     
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    It's a wierd one --I today have gone into my own M/H not used it for 5 weeks and all around the top of the units between the cupboard tops and ceiling all the chaulking has cracked/dryed out -nether happened before -so needs redoing (five min job) The only thing I have done different is that I left the internal screens off --did not mean to just never noticed I had not put them on --this may have caused the van to get hotter than normal ? who knows
    edit deffo no leaks or anything untoward --best to let them take off the beads and examine satisfy yourself once off
    terry
     
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    We are thinking it was a heat thing, especially now that Terry has said a similar thing, but I am thinking we should walk away too! There is another Burstner the same make and model, 1 year newer that we are interested in looking at, from a Burstner dealer it would coat us £5000 more, but it has a longer warranty and in the long run, maybe better value.
    Thanks everyone.
     
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